Worst Shows On PBS Sprout

The Top Ten

1 Barney and Friends Barney & Friends is an American children's television series aimed at children from ages 1 to 8, created by Sheryl Leach and produced by HIT Entertainment. It premiered on PBS on April 6, 1992. The series features the title character Barney, a purple anthropomorphic tyrannosaurus rex who conveys educational ...read more.

Barney is so stupid, he would beat everyone up and then his mother would put him in a time-out. He is so rude to everyone he just won't follow directions. He's so fat and purple and big enough to crush an adult. Barney is my 3rd least favorite show. he is just like dora and wow wow wubbzy. he should get shot by elmo. barney and friends is so boring, my brain gets tired. barney's favorite game is BEING CHASED BY LIONS! Would you get rid of this show? Hit is getting on my nerves!

I hate this show with a burning passion! I cannot believe that I used to watch this as a kid! He would've gave me nightmares!

Barney's voice is so annoying! He sounds like a drunk person on crack. He's also fat, because he eats junk food twice a day

Baby Bop is a crybaby. She is a dinosaur-version of Caillou and wears ballerina shoes for no reason. Maybe it's because she wants to show-off her pathetic ballerina skills? Yeah, right!

BJ is a retard, he looked creepy in the 90's. What the hell does his name stand for anyway? "Big Jerk"?

And nobody gives a crap about Riff. Not 1, 2, or 3. Not even 10 or infinity

There was a picture of Barney, Baby Bop, BJ, and the other human kids. The crew forgot to put Riff in the cast. That's just stupid


Barney is so fat, he can't RUN faster than the SLOWEST animal in the world!

2 Super Why Super Why! or The Reading Adventures of Super Why! is an American-Canadian children's CGI animated show developed by Angela Santomero and Samantha Freeman Alpert. The series is produced by New York City-based Out of the Blue Enterprises and Toronto-based DHX Media through its Decode Entertainment division. ...read more.

Super Why is just a dumb 1 millimeter tall guy that saves stuff by letters. I want to squish him one day

More like pooper why

You're speaking my language, dude. I LOATHE IT!

I hope the books burned and wrecked

3 Caillou Caillou is a Canadian educational children's television series that was first shown on Télétoon and Teletoon, with its first episode airing on the former channel on September 15, 1997; the show later moved to Treehouse TV, with its final episode being shown on that channel on October 3, 2010. The ...read more.

Caillou is an embarrassment to this show, Rosie is a whining moron and everyone else is just rotten garbage! Why can a villain defeat Caillou or they can be a bully in Caillou? How can he has so many friends?!?! Does his male-pattern baldness attract bozos who don't even know life? He even has a friend who's a girl. IT'S LIKE OH MY CRUST! I would watch Sesame street than Dora and him, UGH! People who made this hideous garbage stuff, you should make better shows than about a whiny kid.

I feel really bad for Rosie being with that freak you call a big brother. Frankie Foster should beat this Whiny bratty kid up. Rosie is a bratty kid sometimes but she is like only 0-2 years old so I could understand. I do not understand the concept of Caillou because he whines yet never gets punished. What is wrong with the mom and the dad? I am surprised I loved this show when I was little because I never saw this freak whine or anything like that. I won't even trust him no more after that "Caillou Joins the Circus" episode. Now just give the mother a brownish golden belt and smack Caillou with it.

Caillou is annoying! He makes his parents nice because of his EVIL BIDDING! He will take over the world! He doesn't deserve friends, he deserves to work at a janitor at his school! If he does, best show in the house and also, he'll go to jail and he'll be beaten up by Chuck E Cheeses!

Calliou is actually very dapper compared to other PBS Sprout shows, it's really complete and the dialogue is just amazing for a baby show. Sure, the characters may be plastic and the voice acting may be loud, but it's a huge step up from pertinent baby shows like Barney and SuperWhy. Sure, Caillou threw a maniacal temper tantrum once, but he's 4. Sure, he can be arrogant, but HE'S 4. The animation is questionable, but it's passable for babies and possibly toddlers. The script is rigid (doesn't have too much filler), not soggy (stuffed chock full of filler). And the script is not used over and over. I'd give this a 3/10. Parents, let your child watch this show (but steer clear of the Circus episode, this is where he throws a tantrum).

4 Bob the Builder Bob the Builder is a British children's animated television show created by Keith Chapman. In the original series, Bob appears in a stop motion animated programme as a building contractor, specialising in masonry, along with his colleague Wendy, various neighbours and friends, and their gang of anthropomorphised ...read more.

This fat bob is so dumb. He could never win the building contest. If he made a Lego building, he would put five Lego bricks and BOOM! He made the stupidest thing ever.

Bob the builder! Can we fix it! Bob the builder! No we can't! - SheepBuggy

Bob has these trucks that sometimes cry and whine.

More like the song to the Fat Controller that he falls off a trailer.

5 Sesame Street Sesame Street is a long-running American children's television series, produced by Sesame Workshop and created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett.

I'm 11 and I still like Sesame Street. Please take it off. I'm so glad they're making a new season. - EpicJake

This is a creepy show. When I was little, I watched the scariest moment ever. I won't tell you because you will be horrified! But if you ask, I will tell you - Officialpen

Sesame street was great 30 years ago. Now it is nothing more than a politically correct Social Justice Warrior propaganda piece. Progressives have a way of destroying everything, no matter how good it once was.

I still like sesame street! I don't watch it and the older seasons were better but it is still a good show compared to most of these on this list. - SheepBuggy

6 Lazytown LazyTown is an English-language Icelandic children's educational musical action comedy program made by an international crew and performed by a cast from Iceland, the United States and the United Kingdom.

AW GREAT! First they are on nick jr now there on this? WHATS NEXT? HUB NETWORK? AW GREAT! Now I have given this show the idea.

You are not stupid

It's so exhausting to watch.


7 Sid the Science Kid Sid the Science Kid is an American half-hour CGI animated series that aired on PBS Kids from September 1, 2008 to March 25, 2013, with a total of 68 half-hour episodes produced over two seasons. The computer generated show is produced by The Jim Henson Company and then-PBS member KCET in Los Angeles, ...read more.

All the characters in this show are annoying! Sid is a whiny, selfish, spoiled brat who only cares about himself, Gerald is stupid, lame, pathetic, irritating kid who never shut up and the others are so obnoxious! Please cancel this show!

I thought this show was already cancelled in Australia, and a few other countries. - SheepBuggy

Conpletely stupid! It's not science!

8 Dragon Tales Dragon Tales is a Canadian-American animated pre-school fantasy adventure children's television series created by Jim Coane and Ron Rodecker and developed by Coane, Wesley Eure, Jeffrey Scott, Cliff Ruby and Elana Lesser.

Don't vote it awesome get it off the list

Hey why is this here get it out of here

9 Make Way for Noddy

Noddy is a classic cartoon he has been around since 1949 in a children's book Noddy Goes To Toyland written by Enid Blyton who wrote all his books. Then started on television in 1955 The Adventures of Noddy.

Noddy is a toys and she drives a car.

A toys? SHE?! You need to get your facts correct.

The girl in overalls isn't bad.

10 Angelina Ballerina: The Nest Steps

I hate the original version because she cried literally every 5 seconds, but the new one is okay. She is too much of a drama queen.

I have watched this before I hat it I liked the old one better - toy

Was that Angelina ballerina good dances you know she a ballerina is that right.

Its suppose to be angelina ballerina the next steps. not the nest steps

The Contenders

11 Jay Jay The Jet Plane
12 Peep and the Big Wide World Peep and the Big Wide World is a Canadian–American animated children's television series created by Canadian Animator Kaj Pindal and based on the 1988 short film Peep and the Big Wide World produced by the National Film Board of Canada, which itself is based on the 1962 short film The Peep Show, also ...read more.

Terrible! Just because it was based on a short film produced by the National Film Board of Canada doesn't mean it's any good.

Three random birds walk into a veterinary office. They then get chased by a cat, and the cat eats Chirp. They then escape from the animal hospital, and end up in a ski resort. Quack gets attacked by a wolf, and as he tries to escape, he falls into an ice-cold pond, and freezes from hypothermia. Peep then falls off a cliff and never came back.


This show is actually pretty good. The music can be annoying but the show is simple and sweet.

13 Fireman Sam

What, I love Fireman Sam! To show my support, I'll torture you by singing his song:

Original Series Lyrics:
When he hears the fire bell chime,
Fireman Sam is there on time.
Putting on his coat and hat
In less than Seven seconds flat.
He's always on the scene, Fireman Sam!
His engine's bright and clean, Fireman Sam!
You cannot ignore,
Sam is the hero next door!
Gliding down the busy streets,
Greeting people that he meets.
Someone could be in a jam
So hurry, hurry, Fireman Sam.
He's always on the scene, Fireman Sam!
And his engine's bright and clean, Fireman Sam!
You cannot ignore,
Sam is the hero next door!

2003 and 2008 Lyrics:
When he hears that fire alarm,
Sam is always cool and calm.
If you're stuck, give him a shout,
He'll be there to help you out.
So move aside make way, for Fireman Sam!
'cause he's gonna save the day, Fireman Sam.
'cause he's brave to the core,
Sam is the hero next door!
If ...more

That is disgusting. Fireman sam is okay with me but its not my favorite show of all.

It shouldn't be on this list but Its not my favorite.

I loved this show, the 1987 original, not the 2005 or 2008 reboots - vvmax

14 The Cat In the Hat Knows a Lot About That The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! is a Canadian/British/American co-produced animated television series that premiered August 7, 2010 on Treehouse TV in Canada, on September 6, 2010 on PBS Kids in the US and also in the UK on CITV and Cartoonito. The award-winning series is based on Random ...read more.

Is not on pbs kids sport? Is pbs kids

15 Angelina Ballerina

This should be higher
The character Angelina is bossy
Miss hodgepodge acts unlikeable (although sometimes helps the little mouslings)
The main character acts so mean to her cousin
And the characters are filled up with so much annoyance
But hey at least in some episodes they don’t act like brats

16 Poppy Cat

Finally when we're sprout gonna make a great show now finally but sadly they stopped WOW thanks a lot we have the bad shows still :(

This show was actually good, it only lasted a few years and then it cancelled though. - SheepBuggy

It's an OKAY show. Not the worst or best. I liked the theme song though

The owl is so funny this is why I like it, that and it's a nice kiddy show.

17 Pajanimals

The blue duck puppet thing looks an awfully lot like Dodo (The swim-store mascot) But THIS was made by Jim Henson? If I slapped myself right now, would I feel pain? If I did it again, would I feel more pain? No! Because life is nothing anymore! - SheepBuggy

It's a very stupid show about people singing melodies and go to sleep.

Jim Henson Productions What The Hell Were You Thinking

I agree please go to sleep

18 Little People

We are talking about the new 2016 cgi one. Not the original stop motion episodes and other Little People shows. - ShopkinsLover

19 Pic Me

Like the name it's pic me Witch stands for PUTTING ME IN THE TOPS TENS

What is this show even about?

What is this? This is not a show!

They just photoshopped little kids' heads onto cartoon bodies.

20 Chloe's Closet

This show is boring! Plus, it's got tons of ripoffs on the same damn network! Are the people at Sprout too lazy to think of anything original?

Rip off of blues clues

I would rather watch Earth to Luna! and I hate both of those shows! Even Donald Trump hates these ugly shows!

It's a rip-off of that Asian kids show (Darndit, Forgot the name) - SheepBuggy

21 Thomas and Friends Thomas & Friends is a British children's television series. In the United Kingdom, it had its first broadcast on the ITV network in Great Britain in 1984.

I think the express would go much faster with Connor and Caitlin pulling it instead of Gordon doing It and it would make good time also and Gordon goes way too slow to be faster

This show was creepy back then now the trains talk and the show not so creepy anymore

I think Gordon should be fired and replaced by another engine because I don't think he knows what he's doing?

Doesn't deserve to be on this list. - SheepBuggy

22 Ruff-Ruff, Tweet & Dave

This is barely stupid there like 4 people in it I was like seriously dude wow add more than that and there adventures are stupid and lame that none of them have a humans what happen to them since it's just A 4 person show WOW

This show has a lack of characters presented on Sprout and this needs to end.

Who ever likes that show is a dumbass

It's the worst show ever

23 Maya The Bee Maya the Bee is a German-Australian computer-animated comedy television series produced by Studio 100 Animation in association with ZDF and TF1. It is based on the character Maya the Bee introduced in 1912. This is the second animated adaptation focused on the character, after the anime Mitsubachi Māya ...read more.

The movie was fine. But this was no good

She needs to pound sand up her nose and shut her mouth.

I hate this show so much.

This is a good show

24 Nina's World

This is a ripoff of the stupid Goodnight show.

Can't take this cap anymore

Oh Nina needs to go to.

Nice video or closeing Caillou? Jimmy and you can go. I was just wondering Nina needs to go. Kids shows how much I only know 5?

25 Earth to Luna

This shows sucks. The reasons why are because
The theme song is super annoying.
It's a huge waste of time.
And it's a toddler version of Bill Nye the Science Guy (which is way better)

But if you like Earth to Luna, I respect your opinion as long as you respect mine.

This girl is so clueless I am always like hey kid wanna learn stuff? THEN GO TO SCHOOL YOU DUMB BRATTY KID THEN

When I was little this scares me

This show is passionately atrocious and obnoxious.

Luna- She always ask questions like she was "Dora The Explorer" and "Dee-Dee". This is a constant rip off to "Dexter's Laboratory(It has science)" and "Dora the Explorer(Dora asks questions too). I bet when Jupiter,or anyone of her pals or family is not here, she sings "Boys go to Jupiter to get more stupider,Girls go to college to get more knowledge! ". Well it may teach science,but her voice is obnoxious.She yells and is quite rude. Constantly she needs to go to school. I cannot believe her parents let her skip school for life just to learn science instead of other things! She NEEDS TO LEARN NOW!

Well she is a good ballet dancer though. She may look cute to you guys, I can respect that, but on the inside she is very very obnoxious and unpleasant. She is a outrageous disgrace to Sprout. Sprout should be ashamed of airing this obnoxious,atrocious show. The theme song just ...more

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